By Sara Brideson,Cynthia Brideson

you recognize Billie Burke used to be the great Witch within the Wizard of ounces, yet were you aware that she had a small zoo in her yard that integrated a toddler elephant and lion cubs? you recognize Claude Rains because the artful Louie in Casablanca, yet were you aware he started lifestyles with a debilitating speech obstacle? you recognize S.Z. "Cuddles" Sakall as Felix the jolly prepare dinner in Christmas in Connecticut, yet do you know he fled Germany after Hitler for my part attacked one in every of his movies? during this e-book, readers will realize the unknown tales of Hollywood's maximum personality actors and meet the boys and ladies in the back of the characters they performed onscreen. by using infrequent interviews and articles from dozens of documents and autobiographical excerpts, this e-book offers an within look at those assisting stars' tales and exhibits how variety casting in such roles as flibbertigibbet matrons, wisecracking dames, or eccentric butlers can be a blessing and a curse of their own lives.

The booklet contains favorites reminiscent of Thelma Ritter, Eve Arden, and Charles Coburn in addition to stars who beame personality actors in later realistic Joan Blondell, Shelley Winters, and Claude Rains. additionally meet lesser recognized actors who still have common faces equivalent to Roland younger (of "Topper" fame"), Elsa Lanchester (the Bride of Frankenstein), and Forties deadpan singer Virginia O'Brien.

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